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>> schieffer: tonight, what did the nfl commissioner know and when? for the first time, roger goodell answers questions about his handling of the ray rice scandal and his only interview is with our own norah o'donnell. >> reporter: so did anyone in the nfl see the second videotape before monday? >> schieffer: as the president prepares to tell the nation his strategy for destroying isis, scott pelley is in iraq with kurdish leaders who know the terrorists better than anyone. >> pelley: are the u.s. air strikes now enough to defeat isis? >> schieffer: john blackstone on apple rolling out the latest high-tech ways to go shopping, but are they secure? and dr. jon lapook-- can early intervention make a difference with children who show early signs of autism? >> our son did make progress,
has caught up. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, i'm bob schieffer. since the horrible tape surfaced yesterday, a baltimore ravens running back ray rice beating his then-fiance, there's been a torrent of criticism that the national football league had been insensitive to the whole issue of domestic violence. rice was fired by the ravens and suspended indefinitely but not permanently by the league, but questions have been building about how much the league knew and when officials knew it. late today, commissioner roger goodell gave his first interview, and norah o'donnell of "cbs this morning, "got it. norah. >> reporter: bob, commissioner roger goodell was adamant that no one, he says, in the nfl had seen this second videotape before monday. he called it new evidence, and
he said it's the reason they decided to suspend ray rice indefinitely. when did you first learn about this second tape? >> yesterday morning. i got into the office, and our staff had come to me and said there's no evidence. there's a video that you need to see. and i watched it then. >> reporter: did you know that a second tape existed? >> well, we had not seen any videotape of what occurred in the elevator. we assumed that there was a video. we asked for video. but we were never granted that opportunity. >> reporter: so did anyone in the nfl see the second videotape before monday? >> no. >> reporter: no one in the nfl. >> no one in the nfl, to my knowledge, and i've been asked that same question, and the answer to that is no. >> reporter: how is it that the nfl couldn't get their hand on this second tape, but a web
site called tmz could? >> well, i don't know how tmz, or any other web site gets their information. we are particularly reliant on law enforcement. that's the most reliable. it's the most credible. and we don't seek to get that information from sources that are not credible. >> reporter: the question becomes did the nfl drop the ball ors of the nfl willfully ignorant about what was on this tape? >> well, we certainly didn't know what was on the tape, but we have been very open and honest, and i have, also, from two weeks ago, when i acknowledged that we didn't get this right. that's my responsibility, and i'm accountable for that. >> reporter: but what changed? i mean, on the first tape, she was lying unconscious on the ground being drabd out. did you really need to see a videotape of ray rice punching her in the face to make this decision? >> no. we certainly didn't. and i will tell you that what we saw on the first videotape was
troubling to us in and of itself. but what we saw yesterday was extremely clear, is extremely graphic, and it was sickening. and that's why we took the action we took yesterday. >> reporter: what does that mean that he was suspended indefinitely? does that mean ray rice will never play in the nfl again? >> i don't rule that out. but he would have to make sure that we are fully confident that he is addressing this issue clearly. he has paid a price for the actions that he's already taken. >> schieffer: so ray rice could return to football possibly? >> reporter: well, you heard the commissioner say, "i don't rule that out." he clearly would have to show that he's taken some additional steps, so that's clearly going to get some attention. >> schieffer: and the commissioner's own status, did he say anything about that? >> reporter: well, there have been some calls for commissioner goodell to step down. i asked film if he feels like his job is on the line. and he said, "no, i'm use to the
criticism. i'm used to that. every day i have to earn my stripes," he said. >> schieffer: thank you very much, norah. >> reporter: thanks, bob. >> schieffer: and you can see much more of norah's interview with commissioner goodell first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." the woman that rice assaulted is now his wife, janay palmer. today she essentially told everyone to butt out out. on instagram she defended rice. he lashed out at the media and to the public writing:, "to make us relive the moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. to take something away from the man i love just to gain ratings is horrific." well, that video has focused attention on domestic violence, but too often it goes unreported. elaine quijano found many victims feel they have no choice but to stay with an abusive partner, and we caution you, some of the images in her report are disturbing. >> reporter: this is what happened to 38-year-old angela
brower the day she tried to leave her abusive boyfriend. >> he punched me in the eye with every bit of force he had and it knocked me unconscious roasht the beating left brower with multiple bruises, a broken nose and broken eye socket. the tennessee woman posted pictures of her injury on facebook. >> it helped me to see what the man i loved had done to me, and then after all the responses i got and all of the messages and-- and all of the other women responding the way they did, i continued to put my pictures on facebook to make other women aware that this is not what love looks like. >> reporter: every minute, 20 americans are victims of physical violence by a partner or spouse. that's 10 million people a year, according to the cdc. 85% of them are women. lil corcoralil corcoran runs a s shelter in northern new jersey. you don't like it when people ask, "why did she say?" why don't you like it when people ask that question.
>> when we join in that sort of pile-on, we're kind of just reinforcing this idea that there must be something wrong with her, she must be stupid. why can't she figure this out? and i like to see the focus change on what's wrong with him? why does he do this? if someone pushes him to the point where he feels he needs to hit them, why doesn't he leave? >> reporter: corcoran says the most dangerous time for a woman in an abusive relationship is the period when she tries to leave. it's why angela brower believes her boyfriend tried to kill her. >> i would tell any woman that the first sign of abuse, walk away. because it never gets any better. it always gets worse with each occurrence. >> reporter: victims' advocates tell us many women do leave their abusers, but they stress, before leaving, there has to be a safety plan in place, bob, so the situation doesn't go from dangerous to deadly. >> schieffer: all right, well, thanks, elaine. president obama will address the nation tomorrow evening about his strategy for defeating isis. that is the sunni muslim group
that's been carrying out a campaign of terror across iraq and syria and beheaded two american journalists. the president briefed the leaders of congress at the white house today in advance of the speech. we have a series of reports tonight. first chief white house correspondent major garrett. major. >> reporter: bob, in a 70-minute meeting, president obama told the congressional leaders he has all the legal authority he needs to carry out his strategy against isis and doesn't need a congressional vote but he did ask congress in the coming days to give him $500 million and the legal authority to train syrian fighters battling isis within that country. afterwards, house speaker john boehner said he would support air strikes targeting isis leaders and sending more u.s. military advisers to iraq. the pentagon has recommended both to the president. now, tomorrow's speech appears short on specifics. there will be no timetable for defeating isis and no cost estimates for the emerging military campaign. the president may use the address to announce an expansion of the air war into syria. he's been considering that
option for the better part of two weeks. bob, senior white house officials stress that u.s. military action alone will not defeat isis. the united states will need help from a still-evolving international coalition that will include the iraqi government, the syrian rebels, kind of out-matched militarily and underarmed; and help from neighboring countries, including but not limited to turkey, saudi arabia, and the united arab emirates. >> schieffer: okay, major, thank you. the united states was drawn back into iraq when isis began to overrun kurdistan in the north. the massacre of refugees and the threat to the kurdish capital erbil triggered the u.s. air strikes against isis targets. scott pelley is in erbil tonight on assignment for "60 minutes." scott. >> pelley: bob, tonight, the kurdish government here is asking the united states to greatly expand the air strikes and to rush heavy weapons into the fight. we spoke to the head of intelligence for the kurdish
government, a man who knows isis better than just about anyone. masrour barzani's intelligence service helps pick the targets for u.s. pilots in support of kurdish forces on the ground. are the u.s. air strikes now enough to defeat isis? >> i think it's very useful and we are very thankful to everything that the u.s. is doing so far, but i don't think it's enough. we believe that the strikes should target the nerve system and the leadership of isis, wherever they may be. >> pelley: i think you're talking about syria. >> even in syria. >> pelley: you would like to see u.s. air strikes in syria. >> we do, yes. >> pelley: barzani told us the kurds are talking to the white house about major support for the kurdish army, known as the peshmerga. >> we are asking the united states that they should help the peshmergas with heavy armament. >> pelley: are we talking about tank tanks and artillery? >> why not, yes, tanks,
helicopters, heavy armaments, because these are very important. >> pelley: mraps are armored troop carriers and the peshmerga we met looked like they could use them. there was evidence of a battle won, but all of the weapons they reloaded were light-- no artillery, no effective armor. you can imagine how they feel about the sound of american jets. >> thank you, america. thank you, obama. >> pelley: iraq had been building a future, but its aspirations are now occupied by a past it cannot escape. we found families, what's left of them, running from isis' brand of religious extremism. nadia told us the men of her village were herded behind a school. there was shooting, and a boy came to tell the women what he saw. what did the little boy say? "all the men were being killed
but we didn't believe him because he was just a little boy." with the men, more than 100 in a mass grave, nadia told us the women were loded into dump trucks and taken to a city to be given away as prize prizes to is soldiers. she escaped. she told us, "my friends are all captive. i don't know anything about my brothers. but most of all, i want my mother. tell them i just want my mother." as the intelligence minister said at the beginning of the story, the safe haven for isis is centered in syria. one of the most experienced reporters in the region is holly williams, and she is on the syrian-turkish border for us tonight where she is finding a change in the support for isis there. holly. >> reporter: scott, there has been a dramatic change since early this year. when we spoke to syrians in this
area back then, many of them told us that they supported isis because it was fighting against the syrian regime. they said that isis was trying to help people and that it wasn't using violence to enforce strict islamic law. but that has now all changed. many syrians are now simply too frightened to speak to us for fear of retribution, and when they do talk about isis they mention executions and beatings, and many syrians now say while they still hate the syrian president bashar al assad, isis is much worse than his regime ever was. >> pelley: thanks, holly. and now with the rest of the day's news, we'll leave erbil, iraq, and return to bob schieffer in new york. bob. >> schieffer: thank you very much, scott. cbs news will bring live coverage of the president's address tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern time, 8:00 central, that is 6:00 in the west. well, apple is betting customers will leave their credit cards at
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the ray rice story is everywhere, we examine the media reaction and dr. phil helps us decipher why ray's wife is defending him today. the press just paid ray and his wife a visit. >> domestic violence victims often blame themselves. >> the other video, their wedding day, shot just months after this video. >> very disturbing. >> it's a shame it took seeing it for it to become as big of an issue. also tonight, nancy o'dell's heart to heart conversation with oprah we friday. >> what would you consider being one of your biggest mistakes? >> i got in a lot of trouble. >> we're with britney and we're asking her about her breakup. >> my life is an open book to the tabloids. >> her sexy new venture. and